Handel was a composer of the Baroque era periods. He was born in Germany but spent most of his life in England. He was well known for his operas, oratorios, organ concertos and anthems. He is famous for, the Messiah, Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks and the Queen of Sheba. His most famous oratoris is "The Messiah."
He was born the same year as Johan Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti.